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Bleicherode is a town in the district of Nordhausen, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Wipper, 17 km southwest of Nordhausen. On 1 December 2007, the former municipality Obergebra was incorporated by Bleicherode. The former municipalities Etzelsrode, Friedrichsthal, Kleinbodungen, Kraja, Hainrode, Nohra, Wipperdorf and Wolkramshausen were merged into Bleicherode in January 2019. Every Thursday, there is a market held in the town.

Bleicherode
Coat of arms of Bleicherode
Coat of arms
Location of Bleicherode within Nordhausen district
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Bleicherode is located in Germany
Bleicherode
Bleicherode
Bleicherode is located in Thuringia
Bleicherode
Bleicherode
Coordinates: 51°25′0″N 10°34′0″E / 51.41667°N 10.56667°E / 51.41667; 10.56667Coordinates: 51°25′0″N 10°34′0″E / 51.41667°N 10.56667°E / 51.41667; 10.56667
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictNordhausen
Government
 • MayorFrank Rostek (CDU)
Area
 • Total108.20 km2 (41.78 sq mi)
Elevation
237 m (778 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,419
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
99752
Dialling codes036338
Vehicle registrationNDH
Websitewww.bleicherode.de

Historically, Bleicherode belonged to the Prussian province of Saxony between 1700 and 1945.

One of Bleicherode's most famous natives is the cartographer August Heinrich Petermann.

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  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.